The owner of Pormpuraaw Car Hire is Patrick Gibuma. He's a long-term resident of Pormpuraaw and has a family connection with the community. He completed his apprenticeship as a diesel fitter with the Department of Main Roads. His career has included technical trade positions with Local and State Government and a period where he ran a private mechanical service from a workshop from his Pormpuraaw home.
Patrick has a number of roles in the community. In 2012 he was elected to the Pormpraaw Aboriginal Shire Council as a Councillor. His portfolio is education (including Primary, Secondary, TAFE & Youth) and Essential Services & Infrastructure. He has a strong understanding of good governance and good business, as shown by his successful establishment and growth of the Pormpuraaw Car Hire service.